The Education staff were well organised, knowledgeable and very welcoming. - Totternhoe CE Academy

How do I book?

Please telephone 01727 890212 or send us an email to discuss your visit and arrange a date.

How far ahead should I book?

It is advisable to book at least a term in advance, especially if you have a particular date in mind. If you are unable to plan this far ahead, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

How many children can I bring?

Depending on your chosen activities, we can cater for up to 120 children per session. Please get in touch for further details.

How much does it cost?

  • Guided trails/workshops: Full day visit with two activities: £8.50 per child; Half day visit with one activity: £4.50 per child
  • Worksheet trails: £3.50 per child
  • Unguided visit: £2.00 per child
  • There is no charge for accompanying adults
  • Outreach workshops: £120.00 per class
  • Virtual workshops: £75.00 per class

Please refer to the cancellation fee policy at the bottom of this page. 

How do I pay?

We will email you an invoice on the day of your visit, which can be paid by cheque or BACs. Full details will be included on your invoice. 

Where do we park?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer parking onsite. Coaches can  drop off at the entrance to the Cathedral grounds, near the top of Holywell Hill. 

Coach parking is permitted at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, at the bottom of Holywell Hill at a charge. It is a twenty minute walk through the park to the Cathedral. 

Where do we come on arrival?

Make your way to the Gift Shop/Welcome Centre desk at the front of the Cathedral.  A member of Cathedral staff will contact the Education Centre to let us know that you have arrived. You can download a map of the building here.

Where can we eat lunch?

School groups can eat their lunch in the Offa Room and Nave of the Cathedral for larger groups.   On warmer days, there is always the option to eat outside on the Abbey Orchard.  Please note this space may be shared with another school. 

What about the shop and the toilets?

The timings of your visit can be arranged to allow your pupils to visit the Cathedral Gift Shop. Please advise us of this when booking so that this can be built into your schedule. It is asked that pupils visiting the shop should be in groups of less than 15 and must be accompanied by an adult.

The Cathedral toilets are open to the general public and therefore all children need to be accompanied when visiting this facility.

What if we need to cancel the visit or change the number of attending children?

In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to make it as easy as possible for our schools to retain or make their bookings with confidence, and so during this period we will no longer charge cancellation fees where a visit is cancelled due to an outbreak of Coronavirus in the school.